Wichita, Kansas
St. Louis, Missouri
Dallas, Texas
Mexicali, Mexico
Nex-Tech Aerospace is a manufacturer of
components, structures, assemblies and
engineering services for fixed wing and
rot...
Nex-Tech Aerospace is an instrumental
contributor in the process of building the
world’s best aircraft. We are known for o...
Advanced manufacturing
capabilities
Nex-Tech Aerospace supplies the global aerospace
industry with high-precision, complex...
A diverse portfolio of complex components
Engine Mount
Machined titanium engine mount
for Gulfstream G550 aircraft. Produc...
7
A key strength in large component fabrication
Nex-Tech has differentiated itself from many
precision engineering subcont...
8
Unsurpassed quality across all operations
At the core of Nex-Tech’s capabilities is the
Continuous Improvement Lean Team...
Nex-Tech’s Integrated Enterprise
programs are generating significant
savings across the entire aerospace
supply chain.
9
V...
Nex-Tech assists in the design of
products to reduce development and
manufacturing life cycles. With a keen
focus on key d...
•
Having a processing facility provides
cost-effective solutions for turnkey
manufacturing from assembly to shipping.
Our ...
Nex-Tech deploys Infor SyteLine globally while maintaining
unique requirements for each of its sites and user levels.
The ...
State-of-the-art equipment and facilities
Nex-Tech utilizes the most advanced
CNC machining, inspection equipment
and soft...
Facilities equipment list
5–Axis High Speed CNC Mills
1 • Cincinnati Milacron 30V170, Vertical a-axis Profiler Bridge
1 • ...
EAST COAST / SOUTH WEST SALES MANAGER
Jim Ellis
22 Lafayette Avenue, Danvers, MA 01923
Tel: 978.766.9857
Wichita Tel: 316....
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  1. 1. Wichita, Kansas St. Louis, Missouri Dallas, Texas Mexicali, Mexico
  2. 2. Nex-Tech Aerospace is a manufacturer of components, structures, assemblies and engineering services for fixed wing and rotary aircraft for the global aerospace industry. Working with the latest high tech and exotic materials, Nex-Tech produces flawless, complex machined systems and provides OEM and Tier 1 supply chain delivery. In addition to precision machining, Nex-Tech offers a complete range of metal finishing capabilities. Nex-Tech is privately sponsored by Highland Capital Management, L.P., an industry leader in investment strategy and management operations. Highland Capital currently manages over $32 billion in investments. It is this financial strength that allows Nex-Tech to capitalize on large contracts within the aerospace industry. Nex-Tech’s manufacturing facilities are located in in Wichita, Kansas, St. Louis, Missouri, and Mexicali, Mexico, Dallas, Texas, with corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Over 500,000 square feet has been dedicated to machining, assembly and processing across the enterprise. We employ over 400 talented and skilled team members, including managers, engineers, inspectors, technicians and support personnel. Precision metal manufacturing for the aerospace industry Blue chip customers with well positioned platforms 3 Nex-Tech Aerospace is a premier global manufacturer of machine parts and assemblies for the aerospace and defense industries. Through expansion and diversification, we offer advanced capabilities to better serve our customers. We pride ourselves on supplying exceptional products: on-time and competitively priced. Nex-Tech as an industry leader is bolstered by the financial strength of our Private Equity Sponsor, Highland Capital Management, L.P.. Our mission is to be the most advanced aerospace and defense structural solutions supplier through world-class people, technology and business systems. Tom Gibbons, Chief Executive Officer Nex-Tech Aerospace
  3. 3. Nex-Tech Aerospace is an instrumental contributor in the process of building the world’s best aircraft. We are known for our high standards of excellence and reputation for quality. Nex-Tech is purposely built to be a customer-centric organization. It is the cornerstone of how we conduct business internally, along with our business partners and customers. Our processes are designed to provide optimal flexibility to meet customer needs while Nex-Tech extends its core competancies and best practices in manufacturing, supply chain and inventory operations to our customers, allowing them to focus on engineering, design, marketing and service of their exceptional products. Nex-Tech Aerospace has the financial strength, advanced manufacturing technologies and depth of experience to be your manufacturing solutions provider. A global leader in aerospace manufacturing Nex-Tech integrates its own manufactured components with those of other suppliers in kits which are then distributed to OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. • Multi-axis, high-speed machining to tolerances of .0002 • Full service processing and finishing capabilities • Complete assembly and kitting capabilities • An outsource provider of supply chain integration • Cost effective supply chain and program management • State-of-the-art engineering design technologies • Quality certification and improvement lean teams • Supplier website for supply chain management • ERP/MRP System 4
  4. 4. Advanced manufacturing capabilities Nex-Tech Aerospace supplies the global aerospace industry with high-precision, complex machined parts, minor final assemblies and kits. 8 • Makino high-speed machining centers 48 • CNC 3-axis and 4-axis machining centers 40 • CNC 5-axis CNC machining centers 7 • CNC lathe turning centers 10 • Gear, spline and broach machine centers 1 • SNK, Dual Head, 6-spindle, 120 ft., 5-axis profiler 2 • Cincinnati Milacron, 3-spindle, 132 ft., 5-axis gantry 1 • Cincinnati, 120 ft., 4-spindle, 5-axis gantry 1 • Cincinnati, 120 ft., 6-spindle, 5-axis gantry Customer-centric supply chain management The Nex-Tech team is committed to the effective management of orders, production planning, material acquisition, inventory, shipping and receiving. We pride ourselves on compliance with both governmental and customer requirements while providing the finest quality products, on time and within budget. 5
  5. 5. A diverse portfolio of complex components Engine Mount Machined titanium engine mount for Gulfstream G550 aircraft. Produced on a 4-axis milling and horizontal boring equipment. Structural Airframe Parts Examples of airframe structural machine parts for the 757 Boeing aircraft. Flight Lock Mechanism Flight lock mechanism for aircraft emergency exit door. Hard Metal Engine Mount Titanium forging machined on a Cincinnati Milacron 20Z120, vertical 5-axis profiler; medium complexity. Gear / Spline Work All metals: broach/ shaper/ Hobb capabilities. Monolithic Door Frame Aluminum door frame machined on a Mag 3 Makino 5-axis horizontal machine (finished at Nex-Tech Processing). Nex-Tech supplies complex machine parts and assemblies to OEM’s and prime contractors in the commer- cial, military and defense aerospace, and general industries. 6 In a highly competitive marketplace, Nex-Tech provides the aerospace industry with an innovative edge. We have a proven history of designing, manufacturing and assembling a diversity of quality parts. With the brightest people, a modernized infrastructure and a customer- centric business environment, Nex-Tech wins contracts around the world.
  6. 6. 7 A key strength in large component fabrication Nex-Tech has differentiated itself from many precision engineering subcontractors by focusing considerable resources on the manufacturing of large, complex structural precision components. We have invested heavily in advanced CNC machine tool technologies with increased manufacturing capacity, along with greater production flexibility and improved quality (accuracy, surface finish & integrity). Frame Aluminum frame – machined on a Mazak 815/120 5-axis verticle tilting spindle. Forward Entry Door Sub-Assembly Kit Structural Airframe Wing-Spar Aluminum wing spar machined on Cincinnati Milacron 30V 120 vertical 5-axis profiler bridge type machine. Handle Box Assembly Structural Airframe Door Handle Assembly
  7. 7. 8 Unsurpassed quality across all operations At the core of Nex-Tech’s capabilities is the Continuous Improvement Lean Team—highly skilled specialists focused on improving performance by eliminating wasteful, high cost processes. The team has experience in all functional areas of manufacturing, from project facilitation to workplace organization. The Lean Team has a demonstrated track record of containing costs and significantly increasing output. • A full time Continuous Improvement Lean Team responsible for: p Eliminating non-value added activities p Utilizing lean manufacturing practices p Providing 5S & Kaizen workshops p Conducting six sigma workshops • Total employee involvement in Quality improvement with consistent and measurable objectives • A Certified Operator Program to assure all team members share in the ownership of manufacturing quality products • Annual facility certification reviews by its primary customers and third party AS9100, ISO9001, and Nadcap Auditors • An AS9100 ISO 9001 Lead Auditor on staff to perform annual Quality Management System audits of each division in accordance with AS9100 p RABQSA QMS Lead Auditor No. Q082383 p RABQSA AIEA Lead Auditor No. A082383 • IRCA Provisional auditor as the General Manager of Nex-Tech Processing p IRCA Aerospace Provisional Auditor #1189404 p IRCA QMS 2000 Provisional Auditor #1189404 QualitySystem TM Quality Endorsed Company Aerospace AS9100 Quality Certifications AS9100 ISO 9001 D6-82479 Addendum 1 (Boeing) Mil-I-45208 (Lockheed) Nadcap (Processing Facility) Quality Certifications AS9100 ISO 9001 D6-82479 Addendum 1 (Boeing) Mil-I-45208 (Lockheed) Nadcap (Processing Facility)
  8. 8. Nex-Tech’s Integrated Enterprise programs are generating significant savings across the entire aerospace supply chain. 9 Value chain alignment kitting operations generate significant savings for customers Nex-Tech designs, develops, configures, and integrates innovative, cost-effective and proven kitting systems that utilize best-of-breed methods. We offer innovative packaging techniques that meet or exceed accepted industry standards. Nex-Tech provides supply chain management from all sources into the kitting systems and delivers to OEMs and Tier 1 partners. Below is an example of the value chain workflow. Boeing 737 aircraft FED Beams, handle box, skins and 4 kit boxes. Component Suppliers Supplier A Component A Separate communications with each supplier Single communication interface Kit / Assembly • Manuufacturing “partner” • Supply chain consolidator • Supplier qualification • Materials management • Logistics management • Quality inspection / control • Kitting assembly • Design engineering • Final integration Component C Component E Component F Supplier C Supplier E Supplier F Nex-Tech Aerospace OEM / Prime Contractor
  9. 9. Nex-Tech assists in the design of products to reduce development and manufacturing life cycles. With a keen focus on key development challenges and trends in aircraft and defense-related systems, we provide best practice solutions to meet customer requirements. Nex-Tech also maintains the state-of- the-art computer software technologies. Our value engineering is best represented by three key elements: integrated mechanical component design, optimal manufacturing processes, and component verification testing. We consider engineering of the complete manufacturing life cycle imperative to maintaining the highest quality stan- dards and to reducing time-to-market. Engineering the right results to optimize performance needs Examples of mechanical and elec- tromechanical assemblies requiring machining, assembly and testing. • Highly skilled engineers and programmers committed to a culture of best practices • CAD/CAM software including CATIA V5 R18, Unigraphics version NX5, and NCL 9.503 • State-of-the-art design technology including VERICUT, to test CNC machining applications without using machine tools • Liaise with customers’ design engineers to improve products and reduce weight 10
  10. 10. • Having a processing facility provides cost-effective solutions for turnkey manufacturing from assembly to shipping. Our fully-automated processing lines help ensure repeatability and compliance with customer specifications. Nex-Tech’s metal finishing facility has received all major aerospace quality approvals and boasts some of the finest testing and inspection equipment and personnel in the metal finishing industry. METAL FINISHING CAPABILITIES • Aluminum processing • Anodizing • Titanium processing • Titanium Sol-gel coating • Chemical conversion coating • Shot peen • Non-destructive testing (NDT) • Prime paint 11 Single source provider for materials processing Quality Certifications AS9100 ISO 9001 D6-82479 Addendum 1 (Boeing) Nadcap (Processing Facility) Quality Certifications AS9100 ISO 9001 D6-82479 Addendum 1 (Boeing) Nadcap (Processing Facility)
  11. 11. Nex-Tech deploys Infor SyteLine globally while maintaining unique requirements for each of its sites and user levels. The system offers extensive functionality across departmental and supply chain networks. Nex-Tech runs lean with JIT style manufacturing by using build- to-stock, build-to-order, assemble-to-order, configure-to-order and engineering-to-order simultaneously across the floor. We use repetitive production schedules on high volume products, issue jobs for more unique production requirements, use project control when projects span accounting periods or require extensive task tracking, and for invoicing and revenue analysis and recognition. Nex-Tech’s StyeLine ERP enables us to: – Collaborate with our supply network – Deliver accurate quotes fast – Shorten time-to-market – Reduce selling expenses and lower costs – Minimize returns and rework – Measure performance against goals and run with complete confidence. ERP/MRP creating “Best-in-Class” manufacturing Nex-Tech deploys the Infor SyteLine system across the enterprise to automate business processes, collaborate seamlessly with supply networks and reduce costs and time-to-market. 12 • Infor Syteline V6.01.10 Enterprise Planning System • Mature implementation­—installed in 2000 • Shop floor scheduling and material requirement planning utilizes backward infinite scheduling from customer due date • Schedule 80% of total requirements utilizing customer Min/Max methodology • Capacity load planning based on standard hours scheduled back from customer due dates
  12. 12. State-of-the-art equipment and facilities Nex-Tech utilizes the most advanced CNC machining, inspection equipment and software in today’s competitive marketplace. 13
  13. 13. Facilities equipment list 5–Axis High Speed CNC Mills 1 • Cincinnati Milacron 30V170, Vertical a-axis Profiler Bridge 1 • Mazak V1400, Vertical Tilting Spindle 1 • Cincinnati Milacron 30V144, Vertical 5-axis Profiler Bridge 8 • Cincinnati Milacron 20V120, Vertical 5-axis Profiler 2 • Mazak 815/120 5X, Vertical Tilting Spindle 1 • Makino MAG 3, Makino Horizontal 5-axis 1 • Cincinnati Milacron (1-Tooling) 20V80, Vertical 5-axis 1 • Haas VR11, Vertical 5-axis 1 • Mazak V1400, Vertical Tilting Spindle 1 • Cincinnati Milacron 30V144, Bridge Type 5-axis Profiler with Mitutoyo Glass Feed Back Scales 1 • Nicolas Correa FP-30, Bridge Type 5-axis Profiler 2 • Cincinnati Milacron 40V120, Vertical Hydrotel Profiler with Mitutoyo Glass Feed Back Scales 3 • Cincinnati Milacron 20V120, Vertical 5-axis Profiler 2 • Mazak 815/120, 5X Vertical Tilting Spindle 1 • Nicolas Correa FP-40, Bridge Type 5-axis Profiler 2 • Cincinnati Milacron 20V80, Vertical 5-axis Profiler 1 • VMC 6030, Tilt Rotary Table 1 • Cincinnati Milacron 30V60, Vertical 5-axis Profiler 2 • Cincinnati Milacron 20V50, Vertical 5-axis Profiler 1 • Hermle C800U, 5-axis w/12” Tilt Rotary Table 1 • Mazak Variaxis, 5-axis Table on Table 2 • Cincinnati Milacron, 3-spindle, 132 ft., 5-axis Gantry Mill 1 • Cincinnati, 4-spindle, 120 ft., 5-axis Gantry Mill 1 • Cincinnati, 6-spindle, 120 ft., 5-axis Gantry Mill 1 • SNK RB-150F, Bridge Type 5-axis Profiler 1 • Cincinnati 20V, 5-axis, Bridge Mill 4–Axis High Speed CNC Mills 2 • Makino A88, Horizontal Machining Center 1 • Makino A77, Horizontal Machining Center 3 • Makino A55, Horizontal Machining Center* 3 • Makino A51, Horizontal Machining Center 1 • Cincinnati, 6-spindle, 50 ft., 4-axis Gantry Mill *25 Pallet Cell Controller System 3–Axis CNC Mills 4 • Cincinnati Milacron Lancer 1250, Vertical Machining 6 • Haas (1 ea in BluStrk) VF4, Vertical Machining 1 • Cincinnati Milacron Lancer 2000, Vertical Machining 1 • Hitachi Seiki VK65, VMC with Pallet Changer 1 • Mazak 510C, Vertical Machining Center 1 • Fadal 4020 HT, Vertical Machining Center 2 • Hitachi Seiki VK55, Vertical Machining Center 1 • Excel 810, Vertical Machining Center 1 • Mori Seiki MV 45, Vertical Machining Center 1 • Hitachi Seiki VM40, Vertical Machining Center 2 • Mazak V655, Vertical Machining Center 1 • Mazak SVC2000L, Vertical Machining Center 1 • Kitamura Bridge Center 8 • Vertical Machining Center w/ Heidenhain Glass Feed-back Scales 2 • Kuraki KV1600, Vertical Machining Center 1 • Mazak V-12B, Vertical Machining Center 2 • Mori Seiki MV 65, Vertical Machining Center 2 • Mazak V-15, Vertical Machining Center 2 • Cincinnati Milacron Lancer 1250, Vertical Machining Center 2 • Hitachi Seiki VA 55 II, Vertical Machining Center 1 • Hitachi Seiki VK45, Vertical Machining Center 1 • Hitachi Seiki VM40, Vertical Machining Center 1 • Haas VF9, Single Spindle Vertical Machining Center 1 • Cincinnati, Single Spindle Bridge Mill CNC Lathes 1 • Hitachi Seiki HT30G, CNC Lathe 1 • Hitachi Seiki 5NE, CNC Lathe 1 • Hitachi Seiki 25 S, CNC Lathe 1 • Hitachi Seiki HT 20, CNC Lathe 1 • Hitachi Seiki 23 S, CNC Lathe 1 • Hitachi Seiki 23 J, CNC Lathe 1 • Hwa Cheon Hi ECO, CNC Lathe Splining Equipment 1 • Fellows CNC 10-4, Gear Shaper, Finishing 2 • Fellows 7A, Gear Shaper, Finishing 1 • Fellows CNC 10-2, Gear Shaper, Finishing 2 • Barber Coleman 6-10, Gear Hobber 1 • Lapointe Hydraulic Broach 2L, “48” Stroke, 10 ton Test and Inspection Equipment 1 • Starrett, Coordinate Measuring Machine Resolution: +/- 0.0005 1 • Browne Sharpe, Global Image, Coordinate Measuring Machine, Resolution: +/- 0.0003 1 • Browne Sharpe 7105 MXCEL, Coordinate Measuring Machine Resolution: +/- 0.0002 1 • B S DEA Typhoon, Coordinate Measuring Machine Resolution: +/- 0.0005” 1 • B S DEA Controls, Coordinate Measuring Machine Resolution: +/- 0.0005” 1 • B S XCEL, Coordinate Measuring Machine Engineering Nex-Tech Aerospace uses the latest versions of CAD/CAM design software technology– CATIA V.5R19, UNIGRAPHICS V.NX6 and NCL. Along with the latest designing capabilities, Engineers use the latest software technology to perform realistic 3D simulation of the entire CNC machining process prior to releasing to the production shop, utilizing VERICUT, Machine Simulation, OptiPath, Multi-Axis, and Auto-DIff.14 Nex-Tech offers the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the industry.
  14. 14. EAST COAST / SOUTH WEST SALES MANAGER Jim Ellis 22 Lafayette Avenue, Danvers, MA 01923 Tel: 978.766.9857 Wichita Tel: 316.522.5426 ext. 1307 email: jim.ellis@nex-techaerospace.com MID-WEST / NORTH WEST SALES MANAGER Tim Roussin 1252 S. Vandeventer Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 Tel: 314.369.1823 Fax: 314.535.6686 email: tim.roussin@nex-techaerospace.com Nex-Tech Aerospace Processing SALES MANAGER Brian LaPlant 1702 South Knight, Wichita KS 67213-1399 Tel: 918.606.2891 Fax: 316.943.1028 email: brian.laplant@nex-techaerospace.com Nex-Tech Aerospace CORPORATE ChIEf BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Glenn Steele 4201 S. 119th Street West, Wichita, KS 67215 Tel: 316.522.6561 Fax: 316.522.6432 email: glenn.steele@nex-techaerospace.com Nex-Tech Aerospace Sales Contacts Corporate Headquarters Nex-Tech Aerospace 13455 Noel Road, Suite 1300 Dallas, TX 75240 Manufacturing Facilities Nex-Tech Aerospace 4201 S. 119th St. West Wichita, KS 67215 Nex-Tech Processing 1702 S. Knight Street Wichita, KS 67213 Nex-Tech Aerospace – Dallas 210 S. Morocco Dallas, Texas 75211 Nex-Tech Aerospace – St. Louis 1252 S. Vandeventer Avenue St. Louis, Missouri 63110 Nex-Tech Aerospace – Mexico Calle Saturno #2 Mexicali Industrial Park Mexicali, B.C. Mexico
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